The supermini segment is one of the most crowded and most competitive out there, and you’re spoiled for choice.
Just recently, Citroen launched their all-new C3, while Ford’s latest Fiesta continues to earn impressive reviews, especially for the way it drives. So how does the 2018 Polo compare?
For starters, it’s bigger and better equipped than its predecessor, and Carbuyer’s review advises you to look at it as a “mini Golf.” Inside, it features plenty of soft-touch surfaces, with harder ones carefully hidden out of sight. Unlike with its predecessor, the interior of the 2018 Polo is highly customizable, letting you choose between multiple color configurations. You can also get digital dials instead of analog ones, while the infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new Polo earns strong marks when it comes to practicality, too. There are more than enough storage spaces inside the cabin, and plenty of room for passengers as well, both front and back.
If you’re trying to figure out which engine option to go for, just make sure to choose one that’s turbocharged, whether it’s petrol or diesel. The one driven here is the 1.0-liter TSI version with 94 HP, which is quick enough.
Ultimately, while the Polo remains worthy of being considered the benchmark for its segment, it’s possible you’ll enjoy driving the likes of the Seat Ibiza or the Ford Fiesta more.